Bagan, the UNESCO Heritage Site by Paul Ryan Cuevas, Senior Analyst. Looking back, Bagan’s hotel market languished due to Myanmar’s isolation. The opening of the country eight years ago led to revival in the hotel sector and tourists started coming to discover and experience the mystic archeological zone. In turn, a surge in hotel stock took place from 2013 to 2015. The quality of the hotel rooms, especially with the predominant mid-tier hotels, considerably improved due to the demand from international visitors.